Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

The battle of Nieuwpoort (1600)

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Series:

History of the native country

Timeframe:

Explorers and reformers

Scene of action:

Nieuwpoort

Illustrator:

Eichman, J.H. en Altmann, H.; T.C. Bruining, del.; A.A. Nunnink, lith.

Publisher:

L. de Fouw, Goes

Year of publication:

1856

Themes:

War    European history   

The battle of Nieuwpoort was a battle in 1600, during the Eighty Years’ War between the Dutch and Spanish armies. Maurice of Orange was ordered by the States General to Dunkirk in Flanders in order to take over the town. A large Spanish army, led by archduke Albrecht of Austria, unexpectedly came to Flanders. This led to the Battle of Nieuwpoort. Due to Maurice’s strategies the Dutch won the battle.